Fugitives’ Drift Lodge
Fugitives’ Drift is set in a large private reserve close to the battlefield of Rorke’s Drift in KwaZulu Natal, midway between Durban and Johannesburg. The lodge, which is owned and run by the Rattray Family, has a lovely setting on a wooded hillside above the Buffalo River Gorge.
Accommodation & Facilities
Fugitives’ Drift has ten very comfortable individually decorated air-conditioned rooms well-spaced along the hillside. The glass fronted rooms have en-suite bathrooms with outside showers, fridges, kettles, and private verandahs with lovely views over the Buffalo River. The main house shows off battlefield memorabilia in the sitting and dining rooms. Guests can relax by the pool, enjoy reading or relaxing in the Harford Memorial Library, and enjoy superb meals in the outside dining area both of which have impressive views over Isandlwana. Nearby on the reserve is the guest house and two self-catering properties.
Wildlife & Activities
Diverse and abundant wildlife includes giraffe, zebra, kudu, hartebeest and a host of smaller antelope as well as many bird species. The Buffalo Gorge is also a great area for walking. What Fugitives’ Drift is best known for however, is its battlefield tours to all Zulu War and Anglo-Boer War sites in the region. The tour guides are superb story-tellers, making the history come alive. Walking, bird watching and fishing in the Buffalo River are all on offer here.